E-safety News – Growing up online

parent-infoHODGSON Academy aims to equip all parents with the tools to ensure that their children are safe online. The internet offers amazing opportunities for learning, connecting, creating and collaborating. Parents, however, need to play a key role in supporting their children to learn about how to use technology safely and responsibly.

ceop reportA new teaching resource has been launched by CEOP’s Thinkuknow called ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.

The films aim to help parents and carers to:

• Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.
• Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
• Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
• Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
• Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.

E-safety-Posters-(2014)-1-800The films are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:

Film One: Understanding Why
Film Two: Talking to your child
Film Three: When should I be worried?
Film Four: How to get help

The films can be viewed from this link: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/